Dr Richard Mattock


I joined the Academic Unit of Health Economics in the Leeds Institute of Health Sciences in October 2021. My primary research area is in the economic evaluation of mental health interventions. 

I previously worked as a Research Consultant at York Health Economics Consortium (YHEC) where I led the development of decision analytic models in multiple disease areas including liver cirrhosis, influenza, atrial fibrillation, and tobacco cessation. I have worked as the economic lead on the NICE public health tobacco guideline update, and as a technical analyst on several single technology appraisals. 

I obtained my PhD from the University of York (2020). My thesis examined the impact of post-natal depression on child development, and included a cost-effectiveness analysis of screening for post-natal depression. 

I obtained an MSc in health economics from the University of York and subsequently worked as a research fellow, my projects included a trial based economic evaluation of computerised cognitive behavioural therapy for major depressive disorder. 


  • Academic researcher in health economics

Research interests

My research interests include economic evaluation, decision analytic modelling and quantitative health economics research. I focus on economic evaluations of mental health interventions.

My current research projects include: 

  • FReSH START – Function Replacement in repeated Self-Harm: Standardising Therapeutic Assessment and the Related Therapy Randomised Controlled Trial 
  • SAFE PIT – the Self-harm, Assessment, Formulation, Engagement Trial of Psychodynamic Interpersonal Therapy 
  • Patient Safety Translational Research Centre – investigating safe midwifery staffing for maternity settings 


  • PhD Health Sciences - University of York
  • MSc Health Economics - University of York
  • BSc (Hons) Neuroscience - University of Leeds

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Health Sciences
  • Academic Unit of Health Economics
  • Health economics